The Continent


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As early as 1763, shortly after the acquisition of the Canadas by Great Britain, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had been in the British provincial army, projected a journey across the continent between the forty-third and forty-sixth degrees of northern latitude to the shores of -the Pacific Ocean.
The expedition of Sir Alexander Mackenzie in 1793, across the continent to the Pacific Ocean, which he reached in lat.
But my husband"--her voice softened, the chill increased--"has very little faith in the Continent, and our children have all taken after him.
I was going to say that the Continent, for good or for evil, is interested in ideas.
The sword in his hand remains as sharp as ever upon both its edges; and he may well go on playing his royal game of quoits with hurricanes, tossing them over from the continent of republics to the continent of kingdoms, in the assurance that both the new republics and the old kingdoms, the heat of fire and the strength of iron, with the untold generations of audacious men, shall crumble to dust at the steps of his throne, and pass away, and be forgotten before his own rule comes to an end.
I suggested that we cross the Channel and ascertain if we could not discover a more enlightened and civilized people upon the continent.
He did not want to make it worse by going to the continent.
She had expelled her rival totally from the continent, over which, bounding herself by the Mississippi, she was thenceforth to hold divided empire only with Spain.
The Mohicans were the possessors of the country first occupied by the Europeans in this portion of the continent.
Crawley made an expedition into England, leaving behind her her little son upon the continent, under the care of her French maid.
In the southern part of the continent, where the western gales, charged with moisture from the Pacific, prevail, every island on the broken west coast, from lat.
Contrary to the arrangement followed for that of the Earth and Mars, the continents occupy more particularly the southern hemisphere of the lunar globe.

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